Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Vegetarian 'bolognese' pasta

The plan was to make some soup for dinner.
The plan changed at about 5:30pm.
Pasta just felt like a better idea, plus I had some quorn (vegetarian mince) that was about to expire. Lately I am making a real effort to eat the stuff in my fridge before they expire.
I am guilty of wasting a lot of food and that has to stop.

So, back to the pasta.
This is kind of like a bolognese sauce, but vegetarian.

One packet of quorn
One onion
One carrot
One courgette
A handful of mushrooms
One jar of Jamie Oliver pasta sauce - tomato & chilli
One tin of chopped tomatoes with garlic
One tablespoon of safflower oil
One teaspoon sugar
Seasoning (salt & pepper)
250 gram penne pasta

Dice the onion, carrot and mushrooms then grate the courgette.
Heat up the oil in a large pot or casserole dish.
Add the onion, stir for a few minutes until softened.
Add the carrots, mushrooms, quorn and courgette. Stir together and then add the pasta sauce and tomatoes.
Remember to season and also add a litlle bit of sugar, if necessary.
Bring to the boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
While the sauce simmers away, make the pasta.
I usually add pasta to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes until al dente.

Once everything is cooked, drain the pasta and combine with the sauce.
Last but not least - enjoy!

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